10 best restaurants in Prague
A trip to Prague will certainly be remembered for incredibly tasty and satisfying food, aromatic beer and, of course, restaurants, where they never skimp on refreshments. ₽
The capital of the Czech Republic welcomes numerous tourists fully equipped, cordially opening the doors of the most famous institutions with traditional national cuisine. Not to be lost among the abundance will help TOP-10 of the best restaurants in Prague in the city center.
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise This is the first restaurant with a tasting menu, which opened in Prague in 2006. Chef Oldřich Sagaidak is an ardent supporter and promoter of Czech cuisine. He cooks according to traditional recipes of the 19th century, successfully adapting them to modern products. In 2012, thanks to Sagaidak’s mastery, the restaurant became the owner of the Michelin star, and then repeatedly confirmed its high rank. The tasting menu of the restaurant consists of 8 dishes, is based on seasonal products and is updated monthly. Products are purchased exclusively from organic farms and from private manufacturers. Of particular note is the excellent wine list, which the restaurant sommelier painstakingly compiles. And the refined atmosphere of a cozy hall with an open kitchen adds even more pleasure from a meal.
Restaurant U Modre kachnicky One of the best restaurants in Prague with Czech cuisine is located near Malostranska Square. It is hard to imagine that behind the plain blue facade lies a luxurious interior with antique furniture, original crystal chandeliers, ancient paintings and miniatures. Velvet curtains on the windows set off the snow-white starched tablecloths. The menu is based on recipes of the old Czech cuisine, sometimes undeservedly forgotten. Here you can try homemade and wild duck dishes in different versions: smoked breast with onion marmalade and green pepper (295 Kč), roasted duck with Brussels sprouts (495 Kč), duck soup with noodles and hearts (155 Kč). Game dishes are also prepared: venison, wild boar, pheasants. Separately, you can see the fish and vegetarian menus. The tasting offer consists of 5 dishes, its price is 1090 Kč without drinks. The wine list includes the best Moravian, Italian and French wines.
U Mecenáše The building on Malostranska Square, not far from Charles Bridge, where this atmospheric restaurant with a medieval-style interior is located, is the last building of the Renaissance in Prague that has survived to this day. The basement of U Mecenáše is even older; its walls have preserved fragments of Gothic architecture. A complete reconstruction of the building was made at the beginning of the XVII century, and since then its appearance has remained unchanged. Then there was the popular U Mecenáše wine cellar, where famous Renaissance figures: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe and others, looked with pleasure. They say that the famous executioner of Prague Jan Mudlarzh loved this place very much.
Augustine Restaurant This elegant restaurant is located at the Augustine Hotel in Prague, in the former Augustinian monastery. Seven monastery buildings were built in the XIII century, now they are under state protection as a historical heritage. In one of the buildings, separated by a blank fence from the hotel and restaurant, the monks still live. Augustine is a unique restaurant in Prague, which is worth a visit to get acquainted with one of the historical places of the city. The hall is located in the former monastery dining room, and it is now called the refectory. The walls are decorated with original 18th-century frescoes depicting cherubs with symbols of the Augustinian order, surrounded by the burning heart of St. Augustine.
The restaurant has its own brewery bar, St.Thomas Brewery. It is located in an artificial grotto, created many centuries ago for monastery winemaking. Now it serves signature cocktails and beer of its own production. Thomas. The restaurant offers complex breakfasts, lunches and dinners, in which there are many Czech traditional dishes or dishes to order. Separately highlighted are children’s, seasonal menus and even menus for a romantic dinner. You can have a romantic dinner in the restaurant for 3780 Kč for two. The signature menu from the chef of the Marek Fichner restaurant with 4 dishes costs 1380 Kč, from 6 dishes – 1780 Kč.
Terasa U Prince The rooftop restaurant of the five-star Hotel U Prince in Prague is very popular with tourists due to its unique location. The terrace offers beautiful views of the Old Town Square, the towers of the Tyn Church (Týnský chrám), a tower with an astronomical clock (Pražský orloj). And from here you can endlessly admire the cheerful tiled roofs of old Prague, as if descended from a greeting card. In the cold season, the terrace is covered from all sides with foil and heated, and guests are given blankets. The cuisine in the restaurant is European with an emphasis on Italian and Czech. The wine list is presented by Bohemian, French, Italian wines. The average bill for a restaurant is 1200 Kč.